Betty I. Smith

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Betty I. Smith

AGE: 91 • Smyrna

Betty I. Smith, age 91, of Smyrna, DE passed away on Jan. 5, 2014 at Christiana Hospital. She was born in Cherry Tree, PA on April 8, 1922 to the late Eva and Lewis Straw. She met her husband, Carlton L. Smith of Smyrna, DE and they were married right after WWII until his death in 1996. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Masten's Lumber and Supply in Clayton, DE. She was a past member of the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion of Smyrna, the Homemaker Club of Smyrna and the 20th Century Club of Smyrna and a current member of the Harvey C. Jones Bible Class at Asbury Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband, Betty was predeceased by her daughter, Deanna Smith Hartman, who passed away in 2001 of breast cancer. She is survived by her two sons, Gary L. Smith and his wife, Meg Kane-Smith of Bear, DE and their children, Katie, Patrick and Gabrielle and W. Gregory Smith and his wife, Patricia Hession Smith of Smyrna, DE and their sons, Gregory and Zachary; nieces, Pam DeMond of Newark, DE and Carol Jean Meckley of Cherry Tree, PA and nephew, Kenneth Smith of Denton, MD and their families. She will also be greatly missed by a wonderful circle of friends who kept her young at heart.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11 am at the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 S. Main Street, Smyrna, DE, followed by a service at 12 noon. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Asbury United Methodist Church, PO Box 330, Smyrna, DE 19977. For online condolences, please visit

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Faries Funeral Home
29 South Main Street
Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 653-8816
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Published in The News Journal from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2014
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